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How to Prevent Your PS3 from Being Banned for Homebrew

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205w ago - There have been quite a few articles about possible things that Sony could end up doing to try and stop PS3 homebrew, and here are all the potential solutions I have noticed thus far.

PS3's will start sending a recently played list to check for homebrew titles / flagged names:

Pretty obvious solution here. Just start naming the homebrews after currently existing titles, Or titles of bad games. Such as we can take the game name / BLUS for the game FLOCK (worst game ever that nobody will play) and install a master manager under that name.

So while it looks like everyone is playing FLOCK, We will actually be using a multimanager for FTP's, Backups, and Emulators.

Sony disabling update by USB in the next patch:

There are a few options we can take if we end up accidentally getting hit with this.

For people who update and can no longer install from usb:

Either the firmware will need a pre-installed pkg manager with firmware update options, Or they will have to do a dnas redirect to their computer to check for an update.

For people who have not updated to the new firmware that disables it:

Download the firmware and simply patch the firmware to alter the USB access as well so it does not get disabled to begin with!

Sub-level secondary key-signing program:

Well. in this sense, We would be absolutely screwed. If we were to install the firmware, Even with a pkg signer, We wouldn't be able to do a thing.

We would simply have to hope that someone would notice it uses a secondary keysign, find it in the firmware, and remove it before it becomes a problem.

How to truly help everyone there is for future firmwares:

We need a program with a GUI for firmware patching, Yeah I know one is out already, But it needs more OPTIONS! Options people!!!

We need a windows / linux firmware patcher with a GUI featuring the following options in the form of checkboxes.

  • Level 1 patching
  • Level 2 patching
  • Level 3 patching
  • Install PKG File option
  • Update from USB option
  • Playstation store links in VIDEO tab
  • Playstation store links in GAME tab
  • Check for firmware update on network connection establish

I am certain a gui windows / linux auto-patcher for all current firmwares would be WONDERFUL and would probably make the world a happier place.

Hell, I don't know of a single person who wouldn't want these options for an autopatcher.

Oh, And someone hurry up and figure out the npdrm so we can get an autopatcher for EBOOT's that works.

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#92 - KenMaster828 - 204w ago
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I thought that PS3's are still somehow connected to Sony's network even if they're offline

#91 - uwibern - 204w ago
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Just click network settings and disable the internet connection.

#90 - barrybarryk - 204w ago
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I doubt there'd be a ban on the account as there isn't a 1:1 relationship between accounts and units as in you could always argue someone else stole your account and accessed it from a bannable ps3. this is purely speculation but i'd imagine when the ban wave comes it'll be on consoles not accounts (accounts have funds in wallets and things like that, i think sony would find it hard to justify "confiscating" things like that).

#89 - KenMaster828 - 204w ago
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What's the difference between the two kinds of bans? Would an Account ban mean that you can create a new account?

#88 - nstokes - 204w ago
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i modded min sat/sun and have run 2 games and soon to be a 3rd, im a bit worried now about the whole ban thing. I can cope with the console being banned but not my psn account. now ms banned the console not the account, but we are not talking about ms we are talking about sony and i think sony are a lot more harsh on studd like this. What will get banned (we all now a ban hammer will happen) the console or the account? how long till we find out?


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